Gastronomic fairytale - Portorož - Piran

Gastronomic fairytale

It is said that life in Istria revolves around good food. And indeed, it does. Salt, olive oil, full-bodied wines, fresh fruit and vegetables, olives, seafood ... all these delicacies are part of the culinary dishes of our magical land. You can discover the flavours of Istria through experiences, events or culinary adventures. Have a look! 

Culinary experiences

Would you like to discover the flavours of Istria in a different way? You can discover them by going into historical settings, travelling with us into the past, or you can visit the hinterland and discover the heart of a genuine and well-preserved nature. Would you rather go to the sea? Nothing could be easier, culinary experiences await you at every step. Choose your favourite way to spoil yourself through one of the experiences on offer!

Candlelit Dinner Date

Candlelit Dinner Date

This experience combines the beautiful historical ambience of the Koper city centre, exquisite food and the secret life in the Middle Ages and it will create an enchanting journey into the past.
Roman tastes under the stars

Roman tastes under the stars

Become the 'real Romans' and take a journey into the past through the pleasures of food in an idyllic location by the sea where once, many centuries ago, a huge Roman villa was located. Join the villicus and discover together the pleasures of life in Roman times.
Vintage culinary experience Lisjak

Vintage culinary experience Lisjak

Take an educational trip with legendary vintage cars, following the trail of old autochthonous types of olive trees growing at the most beautiful vantage points of the Slovenian coast and the Istrian countryside, accompanied by members of the Lisjak family who are also olive-growers.
Special Workshop on fish preparation with Irena Fonda

Special Workshop on fish preparation with Irena Fonda

At the culinary workshop with Irena Fonda, in the magical setting of the Fonda Fish Garden, directly by the sea and a stone's throw away from the Sečovlje salt pans, you will learn in a small group everything you need to know to become an expert in the preparation of fish and seafood.
COB culinary experience in miniature

COB culinary experience in miniature

Enrich your culinary knowledge. We will take you on a short journey through our countryside to gain cultural and culinary experiences and learn more about our way of life.

For activity and palate enjoyment’s sake

Do you only get the urge to taste food after doing outdoor activities? Nothing could be easier. Everything is possible in Slovenian Istria! Get to know the hidden corners of the hinterland and pay attention to the stories of the local people. Let yourself be enchanted by the delights of typical Istrian dishes - you can even prepare them yourself under the expert eyes of our culinary masters, of course. Discover the local delicacies - in an active way and in gourmet style.

Truffle hunting

Truffle hunting

Explore the hidden corners of the Istrian forests and find this fragrant tuber in the company of experienced truffle hunters and their dogs. After a successful hunt, enjoy a culinary experience with truffles, accompanied by local wine.
A culinary trekking adventure

A culinary trekking adventure

Put your hiking boots on and discover the gastronomic treats of Slovenian Istria while being in touch with nature and local people; not far from the touristic centres! On our way, we will discover numerous gastronomic surprises and have fun meeting local people!
Gourmet olive tours

Gourmet olive tours

Come to Piran's hinterland and try our freshly produced specialties in the olive grove and enjoy the view of the Sečovlje saltpans, discover the secrets of tasting organically produced olive oil (which has received many prizes!) and enjoy the view of the Sečovlje saltpans.
Along the wine route with the wine bus

Along the wine route with the wine bus

The wine bus will take you along the 10-kilometre route through the vineyards of Slovenian Istria to the vantage point with a wonderful view of the blue sea in Marezige, a view that stretches towards the peaks of the Alps. The village boasts the first wine fountain in Slovenia.
Visit the 100-year-old vineyard and go on wine tasting

Visit the 100-year-old vineyard and go on wine tasting

Visit the oldest vineyard and wine cellar by Vili Bržan in Marezige. During the tour of the wine cellar, you will not only enjoy the pleasant drops but also the breathtaking view of the gulfs of Koper and Trieste; you will also discover about the estate and get an insight into the rich Istrian history.

Culinary events

At culinary events, only the best ingredients and food from the Istrian land are chosen, and truly for all tastes. Would you like to try seafood, meat, fresh, seasonal and healthy delicacies? Or are you more tempted by the delicious desserts and would like to taste the fine wines of Istria? Get to know genuine Istrian flavours and allow yourself to be won over by the joy of Istrian events. 

Altroke Istra Gourmet Festival

Altroke Istra Gourmet Festival

The Altroke Istra Gourmet Festival is a great opportunity to taste Istrian cuisine. This is a series of events taking place at various urban and rural locations in Koper.
Pier of tastes

Pier of tastes

Culinary events in the »street food« style take place on the North pier in Izola and are marked by an excellent gastronomic offer from Izola and the surrounding area.
Sweet Istria

Sweet Istria

An international festival of sweets “Sweet Istria”, is an excellent opportunity to dive into the world of sweets just one step away from the sea.

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